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Mathieu Bock-Côté: "A squatter emerges"


CHRONICLE - The story of the Théoule-sur-Mer squat has something lunar about it. The right to property is not only relativized, but abolished.

For foreigners, even if he prides himself on knowing France well enough in addition to loving it as a second homeland, the history of the Théoule-sur-Mer squat has something lunar, whatever the angle from which it is observed.

Let us recall the main elements: a retired couple sold their house in Lyon to move to their property in Théoule-sur-Mer.

He discovered on the spot that it had been occupied for some time by squatters who decided, as they politely say, to requisition the property for their personal advantage.

A man allegedly gave them the keys.

And since they have occupied it for more than forty-eight hours, it was, it is said, impossible to free them.

To read also:

The squatter of Théoule-sur-Mer arrested for violence

The police did not want to do anything without a court decision: apparently, in France, it is not enough to explain to the police that illegitimate occupants have seized his house for them to decide to drive them out.

The right to property is not only put into perspective here,

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Source: lefigaro

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